Dr Tonia Mezzini

ABOUT

Dr Tonia Mezzini, BA (Hons) BMBS MHSSH FRACGP FAChSHM

Dr Tonia Mezzini is a Sexual Health Physician now based at Wellend Health, Adelaide, committed to providing best-practice, individualised and compassionate medical care.

During her training, Dr Mezzini was awarded a Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health through the University of Sydney in 2013.

Dr Mezzini’s experience working in a range of sexual health services in South Australia is unparalleled; having worked at Clinic 275, Yarrow Place, Second Story Youth Health Service, Cervix Screen SA, Adelaide Women’s Health Centre and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. As the Medical Director of SHine SA, Dr Mezzini headed up medical clinics for the State’s leading sexual health agency. Her most recent clinical experience focused on providing expert care to both men and women with chronic pelvic pain concerns.

Dr Mezzini is a lecturer in Sexual Health at the University of Adelaide, Rural Clinical School.

She works closely with experienced clinicians providing gender affirming hormone therapy to transsexual, transgender and gender non-conforming people. Dr Mezzini practices according the to World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care (Version 7) and the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Transsexual Persons. Ensuring safe, supported and appropriate hormonal care.

Dr Mezzini is one of the few clinicians in Adelaide working with men with chronic pelvic pain. Her approach is as part of a multidisciplinary team and she established the Adelaide Pelvic Pain Network in order to ensure that people suffering from chronic pelvic pain receive the best possible care. The Adelaide Pelvic Pain Network meet monthly to discuss complex cases, and review new developments in the scientific literature.

Dr Mezzini is able to offer patients a discrete alternative to Clinic 275 for sexually transmitted infection testing, treatment and information.

She has spent her professional life helping people with a range of hormonal, reproductive and sexual health concerns.

 

Professional Memberships

• Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology
• Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia
• Society for Australian Sexologists (South Australia)
• Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health
• Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society
• Australasian Menopause Association
• Australasian Society for HIV Medicine